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Global Evidence Summit 2017: networking sessions between senior health researchers and students

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

In September 2017, more than 1300 people from 75 countries gathered together for the first ever Global Evidence Summit. The Global Evidence Summit was the first time that CochraneThe Campbell CollaborationGuidelines International NetworkInternational Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy. The theme of the Summit was ‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aimed to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges.

During the Summit, Taryn Young, Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care and part of the Global Organizing Committee, ran networking sessions between senior health researchers and students. Various young researchers and postgraduate students from all over the world attended the Global Evidence Summit. A dedicated networking space was organised in the exhibition area, creating a relaxed atmosphere for participants to meet. Eleven senior researchers partook, each meeting with about 2 to 4 young/junior researchers. The sessions took place during the tea and lunch breaks of the Summit. Each session was 15 to 30 minutes and participants were very pleased with the interaction and mentoring, and most exchanged contact details before departing.

Session 1: Senior researcher Sandy Oliver, met with: Anelisa Jaca (South Africa), Sunday Onagbiye (South Africa)

Session 2: Senior researcher Amir Qaseem, met with: Abdu Adamu (Nigeria), Moleen Zunza (South Africa), Munyaradzi Madhombiro (Zimbabwe)

Session 3: Senior researcher Patricia Mc Inerney, met with: Assem Khamis (Egypt), Raymond Mhlanga (Zimbabwe)

Session 4: Senior researcher Julia Littell, met with: Lynn Hendricks ( South Africa), Maram Hakoum (Lebanon), Leen De Conink (Belgium)

Session 5: Senior researcher Emmy De Buck, met with: Thea de Gruchy ( South Africa), Zafeer Ravat (South Africa), Wanwuri Akor (Niger)

Session 6: Senior researcher Craig Robbins, met with: Cindy Denisse Leyva De Los Ríos ( Mexico), Jessica Stander (South Africa), Saadika Khan (South Africa)

Session 7: Senior researcher Gordon Guyatt, met with: Nkengafac Villyen Motaze (Nigeria), Gloria Esoimeme (Nigeria), Juan Ling (China) - Charity Chisoro (South Africa)

Session 8: Senior researcher Paul Garner, met with: Mary Opondo (South Africa), Rickie Malaba (Zimbabwe), Ronald Munatsi (Zimbabwe) - Ishmael Festus Jaja (Nigeria)

Session 9: Senior researcher M.M.G. Leeflang, met with: Perpetua Wanjiku (Kenya), Brooke Levis (Canada), Victoria Ndarukwa-Phiri (Zimbabwe), Promise Nduku (South Africa)

Session 10: Senior researcher Celeste Naude, met with: Lyubov Lytvyn (Canada), Chinwe Juliana Iwu (Nigeria)

Session 11: Senior researcher Eva Rehfuess, met with: Olabisi Oduwole (Nigeria), Awuor Ponge (Kenya), Hector Hernandez (Spain), Sue Lukersmith (Australia)



Note: Taryn Young, member of the Global Evidence Summit Local and Global Organizing Committee wrote this article, which was first published on the Global Evidence Summit website (https://www.globalevidencesummit.org/news/welcome)